Hunt offers European classics with a contemporary edge, using local goods — right down to the Victoria Gin produced by her family’s business. […] The truth is, the food Hunt and her team produce is simply too good to rate anything less than five stars.
– Pam Grant, Times Colonist, October 6, 2011
Hunt’s style of cooking has been described as a fusion of her professional experience and her family’s honest and generous approach to ingredients and food sharing. She also incorporates as many local ingredients as she can and runs a green kitchen.
– Eric Akis, Times Colonist, September 15, 2010
I’ve had the pleasure of Anna’s professional catering services on several quite different occasions. One was an outdoor BBQ with around 100 guests that all wanted to eat at once. An indoor “wake” party in a construction zone with an unknown large number of people coming & going that had is logistical challenges. And a baby shower complete with toddlers & great grandmas.
The food is always excellent – popcorn with truffle oil & chocolate covered strawberries are two of my favorites. The food arrives prepped & is cooked on site so its fresh & served hot or cold.
Anna has an excellent eye for detail & she co-ordinates everything from table cloths (with corner clips if outdoors), delivering, bartender services, pre-party site visit, extra staff if needed, furniture delivery & menu suggestions.
– Valerie Wise, Victoria, BC
We were so excited when Anna and her team agreed to cater our garden wedding. We have discerning palettes and didn’t want to get stuck with run of the mill wedding catering, so from the beginning, the meal became a key focus for us.
Anna seriously delivered. She created a “picnic style” banquet that was so memorable, we still have people commenting on how fabulous the food was, two years later. Through all phases of the project she was flexible, professional, easygoing and creative; knowing this, we left the menu to her and were thrilled with the results. She is an incredible chef and clearly surrounds herself with excellent people as her serving staff were friendly, efficient and invisible, and they catered the event flawlessly.
She values fresh, seasonal ingredients and best of all she allowed us to customize a number of aspects of the meal which other caterers would not have, making it personal and allowing it to come in on budget.
We could not have had the wedding we did without Anna and her team; we would wholeheartedly recommend them if you love delicious, unpretentious, gorgeous food, cooked to perfection.
– Sonnen Sloan, Victoria, BC
Anna has leant her culinary skills to helping me through a very limited elimination diet. Her meals are thoughtful, nutritious, and delicious. I no longer feel like eating is a stressful chore. Very grateful and highly recommended!
– Sarah Jesshope, Victoria, BC
Anna and her team did the catering for our wedding and the food was easily one of the highlights. We met with her beforehand so she could get an idea of what we wanted – we were having two events, a brunch and an evening reception, and she was catering to both. I have a Scottish family and for the brunch we wanted a nod to them, but the food from those parts is usually uninspired. Anna came up with some wonderfully inventive ways to get good dishes out of my bland culinary heritage that were a huge hit with the guests.
For the reception, we had a Jazz combo and champagne cocktails and it was quite a stylish affair. Anna came up with a good range of fare that struck a balance between simple and sophisticated. Her team of staff were all friendly and professional. Every single dish was outstanding and the flavours were perfectly balanced. The canapés sang. The cheese platters were divine. And it all looked so good; the presentation was incredible, all artfully arranged just so.
As soon as the ceremony was over I hung around that table eating as much as I could without being impolite. The dessert she made was profiteroles with a chocolate mousse; people were going mad for it. To this day it’s one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. I would strongly recommend her catering for a wedding or anything else. Thanks Anna!
– Nicholas Thompson, Victoria, BC